Published: Aug. 6, 2015

For the fourth year, the University of Colorado Boulder’s Mini Law School, which is open to the public, will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. over eight Tuesdays Sept. 8 to Nov. 3.

Designed for non-lawyers wanting to grasp and navigate the basics of the legal system, the course will be held in the Wittemyer Courtroom of the Wolf Law building on the CU-Boulder campus, as well as via live stream -- or real-time video -- at the Liniger Building at CU South Denver, located at 10035 Peoria St. in Parker, Colorado.

“The goal of the program is to demystify the legal profession and the law,” said Phil Weiser, dean of the University of Colorado Law School. “For many people, their understanding of the law comes from television dramas and periodic interactions with the legal system. But the law affects people’s everyday lives in a myriad of ways that are often overlooked or underappreciated.”

During class sessions, CU-Boulder law professors will lecture on constitutional, intellectual property, environmental, estate planning, family, criminal and business law, as well as litigation.

“The Mini Law School capstone lectures provide an enlightening perspective on the pillars of the legal system and how the system operates,” said Weiser.

Registration for the Mini Law School costs $100 and is available until spaces fill at www.regonline.com/minilawschool2015 for the CU-Boulder campus and at www.regonline.com/minilawschool2015cusd for the live streamed version at CU South Denver. The registration links also provide the weekly schedule. Students who attend at least six of the eight sessions receive a certificate of completion.

Email mini-law@colorado.edu or visit colorado.edu/law/minilawschool for more information.

Contact:
Keri Ungemah, Colorado Law, 720-984-0457
keri.ungemah@colorado.edu
Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-3117
elizabeth.lock@colorado.edu

Students in 2014 listen to a lecture during Mini Law School.